In relation to any land the use of which for any economic, social or environmental purpose has been prevented or restricted because of the carrying on of an activity on the land which has ceased -
(i) reclamation, remediation or restoration; or
(ii) any other operation intended to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
- The work must be on a site where there once was an activity which has now ceased, which prevents or restricts the current use of the land, e.g. the site may have been contaminated;
- The person who polluted the land must not benefit from the reclamation, remediation or restoration of the land; and
- The reclamation, remediation or restoration of the land must not be required under a statutory notice, order or agreement, or under the terms of a planning permission or consent.
Your project application will need to provide details of:
- the affected site;
- the ceased activity;
- who carried it out;
- when it ceased;
- how the person who polluted the land will not benefit (financially or through obligations being met) from the work proposed; and
- how the works being carried out will bring this land back into use.